BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES: A POETRY TRILOGY

These are poems not only for quiet contemplation, but also poems to be shared

BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES: A POETRY TRILOGY

JAMES PAUL GEE

Filled with pathos and humor they have the power to turn us inside out and make us think about our own lives, about our relationships with each other, about our covenants with religion, and about our passivity in dealing with the government and bureaucracies.

Blowing Out the Candles: A Poetry Trilogy

Published: January, 2015
Paperback: $17.99 USD
Paperback ISBN: 978-0989910637
Garn Press Imprints: Imagination and the Human Spirit
Genre: Poetry

In an act of courage Jim Gee takes his armor off, and brutally honest, he peals back the layers, until all contrivance has left him and he appears before us vulnerable on the page. Sometime cynical, sometime searing, at times gut wrenching, Gee’s poems are of heart, mind, soul. Filled with pathos and humor they have the power to turn us inside out and make us think about our own lives, about our relationships with each other, about our covenants with religion, and about our passivity in dealing with the government and bureaucracies.

These are poems not only for quiet contemplation, but also poems to be shared. There is enough in them to keep a conversation going in a class in the humanities or sciences for an entire semester, and the issues raised about the politics and ethics of representation, the demands of official ideologies, and the inexplicable human capacity for good and evil, are more than enough to keep us all conscious of the increasing dehumanization of the age in which we live.

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James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee

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He received his PhD in linguistics in 1975 from Stanford University. He has written and taught in a wide variety of areas, including syntactic theory, psycholinguistics, literary stylistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, literacy studies, ASL linguistics, deaf education, learning theory, and digital media, with an emphasis on video games and learning.

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